PHOENIX -- Jim Henderson knew his season was over last season during a live batting practice session on Field 7 at Maryvale Baseball Park last August.
He's hoping his road to a return to the big leagues just began on that very same mound.
Henderson threw his first live batting practice session of camp Sunday, tossing 25 pitches to hitters Pete Orr, Hunter Morris and Yadiel Rivera...
The past week has certainly been a whirlwind for 22-year-old Rico Abreu.
One week ago he became the talk of the racing world when he scored the victory in the 29th annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals.
Just days after his Chili Bowl victory, Abreu was awarded a full-time NASCAR K&N Pro Series East ride with HScott Motorsports with Justin Marks, his first venture into stock car...
Dalton Sargeant will begin his 2015 season with the Pete Orr Memorial 100 at New Smyrna Speedway, one of the premier facilities in the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series. Sargeant, who will be climbing aboard the No. 5s Five Star Race Car Bodies Wauters Motorsports machine on Saturday, January 24 and will make his first start since he finished in the second position in the 47th running...
A big comeback in Lexington prevented the Affiliates from having a winless day.
HR Call: Melky Mesa (3, 4), Alfredo Escalera-Maldonado (2)
Pine Tar Press Pitcher of the Day: Luis Rico 5.2 IP 1 H 0 R 0 BB 6 K
Pine Tar Press Hitter of the Day: Alfredo Escalera-Maldonado 3-5 4 R HR 3 RBI
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AN exciting game in for Omaha gave the Affiliates a 1-1 record today as Manaea struggled in his 3rd start.
HR Call: None
Pine Tar Press Pitcher of the Day: Chris Dwyer 3.0 IP 1 H 0 R 0 BB 2 K
Pine Tar Press Hitter of the Day: Johnny Giavotella 3-4 2 R 2B 2 BB
Omaha Storm Chasers 7 Nashville Sounds...
Pitching in Wilmington and Lexington saved the day for the Afilliates as they ended with a 2-2 record.
HR Call: Justin Trapp (1)
Pine Tar Press Pitcher of the Day: Christian Binford 7.0 IP 2 H 0 R 0 BB 10 K
Pine Tar Press Hitter of the Day: Daniel Rockett 2-4 R
Omaha Storm Chasers 2 Nashville Sounds 5
Brett Tomko was not as good...
Squandering good starting pitching was the highlight for the affiliates today as Lamb, Binford, and Tenuta all pitched well in losing efforts. Omaha would get there first win in walkoff fashion while Wilmington faced their first defeat as the affiliates went 2-3 today.
HR Call: Brett Eibner (1), Cheslor Cuthbert (1)
Pine Tar Press Pitcher of the Day: John Lamb 5.0 IP...
Photo: Philliedelphia/Frank Klose Fact: Pete Orr is a Phillie no more. The utility infielder signed with the Milwaukee Brewers to a minor-league deal today after spending three seasons in the Phillies' organization. The 34 year old Orr played 96 big league games during his tenure in red pinstripes, mainly spending...